Tag Archive | virtue epistemology

Getting It Right – Ernest Sosa

Below is an  article by Ernest Sosa on ‘knowledge’ appeared in The New York Times. (To read the original article please CLICK HERE). What is it to truly know something? In our daily lives, we might not give this much thought — most of us rely on what we consider to be fair judgment and […]

Judgment and Agency – Review

Here is a review of Ernest Sosa’s latest book Judgment and Agency (published in Notre Dame Philosophical Review) Judgment and Agency Ernest Sosa, Judgment and Agency, Oxford University Press, 2015, 269pp., $44.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780198719694. Reviewed by Ram Neta, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Ernest Sosa’s book is about the nature of judgment, […]

On the Analysis of knowledge

Virtue theoretical account of knowledge defines knowledge in terms of intellectual virtues. Examples of intellectual virtues are perception, memory, inference, open-mindedness, conscientiousness etc. Is it necessary to provide an analysis of ‘intellectual virtues’ to provide an analysis of ‘knowledge’ which is based on ‘intellectual virtues’? I tend to think that it is not. In Plato’s […]

Knowledge: a virtue-theoretic approach by Ernest Sosa

Here is a talk by Ernest Sosa. It is an analysis of knowledge from a virtue-theoretic perspective.

Virtue epistemology: an Experimental Philosphy Perspective

Here is a talk on Virtue epistemology by John Turri . Turri aproaches Virtue eistemology in the line of experimental Philosphy

Is being an achievement a necessary condition for knowledge?

Virtue epistemologists (such as John Greco) have argued that knowledge is to be seen as a cognitive achievement.  Duncan Pritchard argues that being an achievement is not a necessary condition of knowledge. Pritchard uses the example of testimonial knowledge to argue that being an achievement is not a necessary condition for knowledge. He agues that […]

The Value of Knowledge – Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry

“Value of Knowledge “- Standford Encylopeida of Phiosophy entry updated on 11th May 2012. The entry is by Duncan Pritchard. You may click on the above given link to visit the web page.

Epistemology and Virtue Ethics

The aim of this post is to present Linda Zagzebski’s introductory remarks In an intriguing work namely Virtues of the mind: an inquiry into the nature of virtue and the ethical foundations of knowledge (1998, Cambridge University press). In the first few pages she highlights the significance of an epistemological theory which is modeled on […]

Discussion on Virtue epistemology (video)

Discussion on Virtue epistemology

This is a discussion on Virtue epistemology by Mark Alfano and Abrol Fairweather from Philosophy TV.

Understanding and propositional knowledge

     Linda Zagzebski (Zagzebski, Linda 2001) argues that understanding is not a necessary condition for propositional knowledge. I attempt to examine this claim and disagree with Zagzebski’s argument. Understanding      According to Zagzebski, understanding is a state of comprehension of non-propositional structures of reality. According to her, understanding involves ‘seeing’ how the parts of a […]

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